Departmental Lecturer in Political Economy

Location: Oxford School of Global and Area Studies (OSGA), Russian and East European Studies (REES)

Grade 7: £32,817 - £40,322 p.a.

Details: Full time 37.5 hours per week, fixed term for 3 years from 1st October 2021

We are seeking a full time Departmental Lecturer in Political Economy of Russia, Eastern Europe and Eurasia. The fixed-term role is needed for a limited time to provide cover for the teaching and related commitments of the substantive post holder and other staff members who are on leave for this period.

The post holder will engage in advanced study and primarily lecture and supervise on the MPhil and MSc programmes in Russian and East European Studies and in Quantitative Methods for the postgraduate programmes of the Oxford School of Global and Area Studies. The post holder will lecture and teach graduate students in the Economics of Transition, the Political Economy of Russia, Eastern Europe and Eurasia and Quantitative Methods and will conduct their own independent research in a related area. The postholder may also contribute to a team-taught course on Global Economic Development.

Specifically, the postholder will: contribute to core courses on the REES MSc and MPhil, contribute to the development and delivery of the OSGA Research Methods courses; deliver an MPhil option course for the REES MPhil and/or participate in a team-taught course for the OSGA MPhil in Global and Area Studies; undertake postgraduate supervision; and participate in setting and evaluating examinations as required. The postholder will also participate in standard department service and, in their second and third year, may be asked to take on a more substantive service role. The postholder will be expected to develop their own research projects and outputs and to play a role in the research activities and initiatives of the department.

You will have a doctorate in the relevant field, either complete or submitted and awaiting examination, and an aptitude for teaching and supervision demonstrated by relevant experience (including lecturing as well as class/seminar teaching). You will have sufficient depth and breadth of knowledge, evidenced by relevant research outputs, to develop learning materials across a number of courses, including in (introductory quantitative methods). You will also have a publication record appropriate to your stage of career, and a familiarity with the existing literature and research in the field. In addition to this you will have excellent communication skills, including the ability to collaborate with scholars and students from different disciplinary backgrounds.

Please email any queries for the attention of Professor Christopher Gerry (Director of Russian and East European Studies; Associate Professor of Russian and Eurasian Political Economy) to

The closing date for applications is 12.00 midday on 9th August 2021.

The interviews will take place on 6th September 2021.

Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Oxford.

Vacancy ID: 151938

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